Backcountry Double IPA | Backcountry Brewery

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Backcountry Double IPABackcountry Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery
Colorado, United States
backcountrybrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Parmesan
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Slightly muddy hazy orange amber color with a medium creamy white head and nice rings of lacing around the glass.

S: Notes of caramel and toffee, strong pine notes mixed with notes of citrus.

T: Strong notes of caramel and toffee, a strong piney bitterness, with notes of citrus around the edges. The booze is noticeable. A little malty for an IPA, but the bottle is a little old.

F: Pretty full body and creamy carbonation.

O: A little malty for an IPA but still nice. My bottle was a little old but would like to try a fresher one.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Kips
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, some malts, citrusy. The taste is hoppy, kinda malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaz18
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acashk
3.31/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkn09
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacebear09
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle as part of a 4 pack, purchased at the brewery; bottled on date of 9/20/16; into a pint glass.
Appearance- ice tea orange, swirling carbonation bubbles and a thin, bubbly white head. Lacing is weak.
Smell - tropical and citrus fruits dominate; primarily juicy fruit gum and mango, delicious!
Taste - more of the tropical fruits with a hint of booze, but well hidden and balanced out!
Feel - medium body, with just a touch of syrup from the booze. Very nice bitter profile from start to finish!
Overall - has the tropical and citrus characteristics that I prefer; really well crafted DIPA if you dig this hop package!

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Photo of CO-Bloom
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Love this beer!
L-Pours a bright fiery orange. Head dissipated quick but left behind tons of lacing on the snifter.
S- Smells like orange marmalade( sweet) pineapple and bit of hops and alcohol heat (not unpleasant).
T- Orange marmalade, sweet pineapple finishing with a slight bitterness.
F- slick from the body and sweetness with some bitter tingle on the backend of the sip.
I- Great stuff. AJ the brewer (owner?) was super awesome to personally pour me a snifter and talk to me about the beer. Great experience at a very good but relatively under appreciated brewery.

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Photo of Sigerson
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBoneJones
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy cooper pour from can into a pint glass. Explosive, gargantuan head, thick caked lacing.
Malty nose, with earthy biscuit notes.
Taste is heavy on caramel but also on earthy pine. There's mineral, and it's bitter and a bit dry. I'm missing any juicy citrus and other typical hop notes. Is this intentional?
It's hard to pin down if this is just a way different DIPA than most, or if I got from a bad batch. Can is dated 7/22/16, so we're talking less than a month old, which is quite fresh for a canned brew. After awhile the pine essence grows on me a little, but I can't help but notice the lack of citrus/ sweetness.
I do pick up yeast, and pine zest. A hint of medicinal. Baffling.
It's as if it should be bad, but my overall impression can't allow me to label it as such. It's different for sure. I would actually try it again to compare (after finding a can with a date that's different than this one).

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Photo of Rpm0003
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sd123
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColoradoPhil
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am logging this. It is July 3 2016. the beer has a date stamp Jan 5 2016. The hoppiness of this is gone. It almost tastes like a chocolate stout. and it is not bad. Doesn't taste like and IPA. No bitter, no citrus. If you are reading this my point: an IPA has high ABV, and IPA that is old has lost it's best characteristics: hoppy flavor. As I said this beer must be good, because even not fresh it tastes good. If you love IPA's drink them fresh! I will drink a again fresh and update my review. cheers!

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Photo of greenturtle222
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bigbadbrad
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like the sticky feel and the smoothness of the bitterness. A perfect blend for me. Lots of levels here. The taste lingers and lasts as long as you want . Definitely a sipper

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Photo of zizouandyuki
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SavageHopHead
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of phiberoptik
3.42/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewed 12/31/15. Tastes and smells like it's lost it's hoppiness. Sharp alcohol, heat on breath, none of the fruity hop flavors boasted on the side of the bottle. A bit disappointed.

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Backcountry Double IPA from Backcountry Brewery
4.12 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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